Report 8/9/17

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Report 8/9/17

Post by subeditor » Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:38 pm

Happy Friday everyone!

This week we have seen a mild change in the weather with nights dropping down in temps and the days still remaining relatively warm. I reckon we are only days away from seeing some consistent warm weather and the tropical species really firing up before the close season.

There has been some good prawn in the creeks lately with most of the drains producing good catches of bait size prawns. Most of the creeks and rivers to the south of Townsville have been producing good pikey bream, grunter and the odd blue salmon and flathead. Further north throughout the Hinchinbrook Channel there has been good catches of Barra caught fishing the flats and snaking drains as the tide drops out of the mangroves with shallow diving lures with plenty of flash and slow sinking soft plastics working a treat in recent weeks.
Lane had a ball on a recent fishing trip landing this very nice blue salmon.
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The end of last week saw some fantastic weather. In the bay and around Maggie saw many smaller boats harassing the shipping channel and West Point. The shipping channel has been a consistent hotspot this year and continues to produce, nice fingermark, school mackerel, and even super size cod. West point has seen good reports of fingermark on notorious hotspots, with all anglers noting the abundance of squid. And we all know that if the squid are around the fingermark will not be too far away!

How good was the weather at the end of last week! Absolute glass conditions seen a fair few workers dialing in sick for some much needed ‘vitamin sea’. As with the previous reports the mackerel were chewing all presentations including hard bodies like our ever popular custom colour red Halco Laser Pro. Also those who endulge in a bit of popping action have found a super flashy stickbait retrieved proved far more effective than the tradional cup faced poppers. However amongst the mackerel the GT’s have been more than co-operative to mop up a popper with the average fish around the 15kg mark. Areas such as Bramble reef has been holding some superb bait schools which in turn has been attracting the mackerel and GTs.
Kari and Asha had a great day out on the water trolling around Maggie when this mackerel hit their lure.
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Jaysin loves his fishing and it is great to see he likes sharing his fish also – half a mackerel is probably better than none.
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The 20-30m mark on the fringes has seen some of the best trout fishing in years with many boats having no trouble taking home a good feed, more than likely due to the amount of bait around. Both bait and lure proving effective methods for the trout. The Lunds squid seems to be a game changer for the trout and if your into jigging smaller presentations around 60-100grams have been lethal. Remember we have ALL entice jigs half price at the moment to, so it’s a great time to reload the tacklebox.
A little deeper on isolated shoals the nannygai and red emperor have been keeping the rods bent and drags taught. Try to vary your baits up on the day as sometimes all it takes is the right bait to fire up a school of hungry reds.

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